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Sep 27, 2012 3:00pm EDT
's an exclusive interview later this hour. also, don't miss my exclusive with john thain in the next hour. let's look at where we stand as we enter the final stretch. as i mentioned, the market had been up about 100 points earlier. we're very shy of the highs of the day. financials doing well. bank of america one of those dow components. jpmorgan as well. check the s&p 500. here's a look. again, that is the highest of the day. just shy of it, actually. up 14.5 points. better than 1%. we mentioned that gdp data. let's not forget we also had a dismal report on durable goods orders, once again showing weakness in this economy. investors not worried about these numbers today. >> we got decent news out of europe and china this morning. either way, we're asking if investors should think twice before buying into this kind of a rally based on what the u.s. economy is telling us right now. let's talk about it in today's "closing bell" exchange. we have larry blazer from mayflower advisers and our own rick santelli and mandy drury. larry glazer, you happen to believe that economically there's an iceberg
Sep 25, 2012 3:00pm EDT
's not the automakers bringing it to the golden state. john ford is at google headquarters with the story. >> reporter: google and self-driving cars, california's governor about to sign a bill that moves those really close to being a reality for everybody else here in california. he's going to arrive here in just about 20 minutes. now, last year nevada signed a similar law that allowed self-driving cars on the road. that just went into effect this year. california is the big deal here because there are more than 30 million licensed vehicles on the road in california, making it the biggest state for cars by far. last month california -- sorry, google announced that more than 480,000 miles had been driven in the self-driving, driverless cars without an accident. that's a pretty big deal. they're hoping that this technology will spread. one thing to note, google uses these cars to collect map data, which is one advantage they've got over apple going forward in the maps mess. back to you. >> so how does it work, john? you just program where you're going and just plug in and -- i mean -- >> enjoy the ride?
Sep 28, 2012 3:00pm EDT
. john ford joining us now. what exactly is tim cook thinking? is this something you could have seen steve jobs doing? >> well, yeah, marimaria. i can't tell you exactly what he's thinking. he's signaling to people this is a big deal. he's in the going to try to spin it. the only fix is to gradually make this product better. would steve jobs have apologized? maybe. four years ago when the mobile me service flopped, jobs sent a message internally to employees that conveniently leaked. it didn't say i'm sorry, but it said we screwed up, and here's what we should have done better. this map app is more of an issue. navigation is a central part of the mobile experience. i believe this is a pivotal moment for apple. the company's culture is set up to make it good at systems but bad at services. good at secrecy, bad at apologizing. steve jobs never successfully shifted the culture to fix the internet services problem. i think tim cook is signaling he's going to try. i'll add this quickly. it's crucial he succeed because between maps, i-cloud and other services, apple is going to have to get
Oct 1, 2012 3:00pm EDT
. on the fundamental side, john stevenson, with first asset investment in toronto. carter, you brought a rather long-term chart. >> sure, i did. >> to make your point today. >> right. actually we're on the side of the s&p here. just for fun -- >> you'd pick stocks over gold. here's why. >> here's the very long-term chart. it starts when the s&p was first conceived. >> what is this no. >> this is the ratio. simply taking the price of gold as it relates to the price of the s&p. one unit of gold, one unit of the s&p. the denominator changes or the numerator. in this case gold gets five times the price of the market. it's a function not so much of gold, but stocks collapsing in the '30s. >> when this chart goes higher gold was outperforming stocks. >> this is a function not only of gold, but stocks were terrible in the '30s. when the ratio spikes again in the '70s it wasn't so much stocks, but gold was really surging. that was the record high. right know we're about 1.2. the average if you take all this is about 1.5. it's not that out of skew in terms of where it's been historically. the eye wants to se
Sep 26, 2012 3:00pm EDT
in wait and see mode. earlier today, john engler -- >> this is an economy that wants to move, that i believe could lead the world back. it's sort of like the nfl. if the players don't know how to play the game, don't know how it's going to be refereed. well, in washington our referees are on strike. they're not getting much done. thampbl >> that about sums it up. let's bring in our guests. gentlemen, good to have you on the program. how real is this issue? you know, because of this gridlock in washington and this inability to get anything done, you're really seeing business stall. >> well, business people and investors never have as much information as they'd like and never as much visibility into the future. you do the best you can with what you have. we're in this slog. it's a global slog. europe is also in trouble. china is growing very slowly. i think we will fight our way out of it. i think there's good opportunity for investors in risky assets. >> do you acknowledge there's a bit of a paralysis going on as a result of the uncertainty about the fiscal cliff? >> there's always un
Oct 2, 2012 3:00pm EDT
on the board of cisco and ceo john chambers recently said whoever wins this election should govern like bill clinton as he spoke about clinton's effectiveness. what's going on from your view sitting on the board of cisco, having the experience that you've had at yahoo! tell me how you see the environment changes and where specifically you would expect growth to happen in technology in the next five years. >> well, i think technology in general -- probably the biggest challenge is not so much the social interactions but everybody's talking so much about data. data is very, very hard to mine correctly. so i think you're going to see a push back towards a lot of enterprise apps that really figure out how it get information to the companies so they can actually be more personalized for the user, but easy to say, a lot to do. >> and really quick, on what you're seeing out there, how tough is europe right now for technology? what are you seeing in terms of the global slow down? >> well, europe continues to baffle us in general in technology. it looks like it's getting softer, not stronger. you kno
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